Talk:(She Thinks She's) Edith Head (Demo)

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proof that this exists, plz --AGR 20:14, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Demo, alternate take, or alternate mix?[edit]

I think the version I have might be the one being described by this article - I'm not sure. Unfortunately, I only have the first 28 seconds. It seems to be the same take as the LTW version, but a different mix. The keyboard and bass are in the left channel, guitar is in the right, and Flans is in the center (as opposed to right on LTW version), with no echo on his vocals.

How many Edith Head demos are there?[edit]

This is apparently a pre-existing page, but I had never heard any demos of this song prior to Podcast 50. The one from the podcast definitely has a demo-y sound to it from the rougher vocals & stripped-down instrumentation, but can somebody explain what other version of this song caused this page to be created in the first place? -J-Gatz 16:01, 3 April 2012 (EDT)

as far as i'm aware no one really knows why this page was made in the first place, and there isn't a known source for any of the information on it before the podcast. -Apollo (colloquia!) 16:04, 3 April 2012 (EDT)
What Apollo said. Although I wonder if this has anything to do with it. ~ veggieman 18:51, 3 April 2012 (EDT)
I don't believe the podcast version is the same one that this page references. The demo version this page references is more similar to the one described by anonymous. Have you tried asking the person who made the page what the deal is? thevince 3 April 2012
you made the page. -Apollo (colloquia!) 23:22, 3 April 2012 (EDT)
What's the deal ~ veggieman 23:42, 3 April 2012 (EDT)
Yes. Yes, I did. Thanks for noticing. From what I recall, the song was up unintentionally for one day. The only copy I've ever heard floating around is about thirty seconds and nothing to get too excited over. My recollection is it wasn't supposed to be leaked, so it didn't circulate much. So, as far as you're aware now, I made the page to document the song because no one else had. The comments here reflect that someone else had it and my contribution is in line with my other contributions of obscure material. Not much else to it. thevince 3 April 2012
well, you could have just said that in the first place, right? anyway, uh...actually, i don't think there's anything else to say. wouldn't it have been loads more appropriate to have just said that (in a more encyclopedic manner, of course) on the page when you made it? it sounds like you don't really have the file anymore (unless i'm mistaken), so i don't see how we can determine, from that, what to do about the page situation. but i think this title is appropriate for what was on the podcast, quidquid id est. -Apollo (colloquia!) 00:07, 4 April 2012 (EDT)
Didn't think the explanation was really relevant to the info page. Happy to clarify it for you, though. Feel free to word it in an encyclopedic manner.
The best approach from here is probably to devote this page to the podcast demo version. However, the ultimate goal of this wiki is to document all things TMBG. If there's any hope of ever finding a complete version of the "old" demo, it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to keep a page for it.
I'd really have to dig to find the file on an ancient computer. If I ever come across it, I'll compare the two. If you really want to research obscure TMBG trivia, I'm still looking for a list of all the stories posted with the songs on Radio They Might Be Giants. thevince 3 April 2012
I happen to have the 30-second snippet in question at my disposal. I listened to the two versions and I think the one on the podcast is a more finished mix of the same recording that the old demo snippet is from. Hear for yourself - Alex 9 April 2012
Huh, that's strange. They just seem to be mixed a bit differently, as well as at least the piano being in the opposite speaker. ~ veggieman 00:30, 10 April 2012 (EDT)